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I am hoping to recruit a graduate student (MS or PhD) to study the lower Arkansas River (in Arkansas and Oklahoma), beginning in Summer or Fall 2021.
The goal is for a student to tackle one of the many open questions surrounding the lower Arkansas River (in Arkansas and Oklahoma) relating to sediment transport, meander migration, Quaternary stratigraphy, engineering influences, and how this river influences the region’s culture and economics. Field work, numerical modeling, and harnessing big datasets are likely research approaches. Collaboration with with Drs. Glenn Sharman (Cenozoic Evolution), Jill Marshall (Pleistocene sediment yields), and Heather Nachtmann (barge transportation) are possible.
PhD applications are preferred, as Dr. Shaw will likely be on sabbatical in the 2021-2022 academic year. MS students would ideally be available for field work in the spring or summer of 2021, and will be advised with weekly virtual meetings during the sabbatical (kind of like now). Dr. Shaw has a track record of advising students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.
Potential applicants should contact Dr. Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. In the email, please describe your general scientific interests, relevant course work, as well as a little about yourself. See http://graduate-recruitment.uark.edu/applying/degree-seeking.php for more details on the application process, and http://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/geosciences/graduate/index.php for available degree programs in our department.